On March, 2017, the Canadian Parliament passed Motion M-103 on “Systemic racism and religious discrimination,” also known as the Islamophobia motion.
Motion M-103 said that the government should “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear” and establish a committee to “develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia, in Canada.”
The Committee of Canadian Heritage was tasked with undertaking a study to that effect and in February, 2018, produced its report with 30 recommendations. Recommendation 21 said that the Government of Canada should increase multiculturalism funding dedicated to eradicating systemic racism and religious discrimination, and that funding should be directed to groups most acutely affected by systemic racism and religious discrimination.
In July, 2018, the Government announced (through Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, who presented Motion M-103 in December, 2017) that it would be giving $23 million to a multiculturalism program, and that some of the money would be going to Islamic Relief Canada (whose parent organization is Islamic Relief Worldwide) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims, formerly CAIR-Canada, whose parent organization is Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Islamic Relief Worldwide has funneled money to Hamas, and CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, in which HLF was also found to have supported Hamas. Terrorism expert Tom Quiggin reported on the background of these organizations in July, 2018, when the government announced its funding decision.
In October, 2018, Quiggin filed a 132-page Statement of Complaint, addressed to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, on the government’s decision to fund Islamic Relief Canada and the NCCM, and called upon the RCMP to launch a criminal investigation into the funding of terrorist groups taxpayers’ money. Benjamin Dichter of Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms (C3RF) started a petition to support Tom Quiggin’s proposal for an investigation. Benjamin is trying to get at least 5000 signatures in support of Quiggin’s report.
You can sign Benjamin Dichter’s petition and support Tom Quiggin’s work here: https://chn.ge/2ylMU8b
Please do so and stop Canada from funding terrorism with taxpayers’ money!